Hindustan Times – Eoin Morgan has no intention of putting the reins on Ben Stokes as England’s star all-rounder prepares to renew acquaintances with West Indies rival Marlon Samuels.

Summary

  • Eoin Morgan has no intention of putting the reins on Ben Stokes as England’s star all-rounder prepares to renew acquaintances with West Indies rival Marlon Samuels.
  • There is little love lost between two of cricket’s most explosive players, with Marlon Samuels memorably handing Ben Stokes a military-style send off in a Test match in Grenada in 2015.
  • Samuels also laid into Stokes after he was smashed for four consecutive sixes in final of the ICC World Twenty20 by Carlos Brathwaite as the Windies clinched a dramatic victory at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in 2016.
  • Stokes accused Samuels of a lack of respect, but that has not stopped the Windies batsman stoking the fires by warning the Durham man to “stay on the boundary” or risk another confrontation during the five-match ODI series, which starts on Tuesday.
  • But limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan will not temper Ben Stokes’ enthusiasm, saying: “I have no worries at all, absolutely none.


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